In 2016, Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure 1 (15PFVR). This law automatically registers eligible applicants to vote or updates voter registration information of voters who are currently registered to vote using the information provided when applying for a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) unless the applicant opts-out.
Learn more about this method of automatic registration at the Alaska Division of Election's PFD AVR information page. If you still need to register or change your voter information, choose one of the methods below.
To use the Online Voter Registration System, you must have a valid Alaska driver's license or state ID card and the information you enter when registering must match the information on your Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) record. If you do not have a valid Alaska driver's license or state ID, or your information cannot be validated, you may select to register using a paper registration form.
Print a paper form to complete and sign. Send your completed form by mail, fax or email attachment to a Regional Elections Office.
When registering to vote send a copy of either your current driver’s license, state ID, passport or birth certificate with your paper form.
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
You may choose a political party affiliation when you register, but it is not required.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form. Permanent Fund Dividend applicants voter information is updated each year as part of Permanent Fund Dividend Automatic Voter Registration (PFD AVR).
The Registrar of Voters is maintained by the Alaska Division of Elections. Voters may cancel their registrations by phone or mail:
For online voter registration, an Alaska drivers license or state ID is required.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence:
If you cannot meet any of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a questioned ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.
When approaching the election worker table, you will be asked for identification by the precinct register worker such as: Voter ID card, driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license or other current or valid photo ID.
NOTE: If you do not have the one of the identifications listed above, you may present a current utility bill or paycheck, government check or bank statement or other government issued document.
Department of Motor Vehicles
Obtaining a Driver’s License
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
Where to get more info on candidates
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2024)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2022)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, next election in 2022)
State Senator (half the Senate elected every four years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Judicial Retention Elections (ballot every ten years)
Statewide ballot measures
|Municipal (usually October, except Anchorage in April)||
Local ballot measures
|Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) (Held annually on the first Tuesday in October.)||
REAA Election Information: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/regionaleducationalattendancearea.php
General Election Day is November 8, 2022.
Dates of municipal elections can be found on the cities city clerk's page. Most municipalities have elections in October during odd years. Anchorage holds theirs in April.
As of August 2022, Alaska does not have a voter bill of rights.
The Alaska Public Offices Commission provides access to candidates’ election committee and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings.
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) (Arabic)
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